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Yin Yoga For Beginners 5 Week Course

Overview

Yin Yoga Course for Beginners: 

Yin Yoga is a deep, meditative practice. Infused in the longer, more passive yoga postures, the yin style involves surrendering into poses and exploring them for longer periods of time in order to let go of tensions stored in the body and to calm the nervous system. The poses are held between from two to five minutes, sometimes longer. It targets the deepest tissues of the body, our connective tissues — ligaments, joints, bones, and the fascia networks the deeper fibrous tissues of the body.

Yin Yoga is a stilling practice that cultivates a deep sense of awareness through the release of mind and body stresses. Yin enables you to relax and experience patience and quiet giving time for the body to open inviting you to move deeper into the pose facilitating you to  meet the intensity of a stretch to help you to foster a deep, pervading sense of calm. Yin Yoga is a perfect antidote to busy urban life.

Kerry will guide you through the Yin Yoga postures incorporating the meditative aspect of Yin Yoga allowing you to understand the essences of the practice. This course is a wonderful way to bring an end to a busy week, a sure way to encourage you to unwind, relax and restore. 

Course Content: 

  • History of Yin Yoga
  • What is Yoga Yoga
  • Learn the fundamental Yin postures, modifications and their contra-indications
  • The use of props to maximise comfort and relaxation
  • Meditation technique, breath work and mindfulness.
  • Deepen your own personal asana and mediation practice

Course Content: 

  • History of Yin Yoga
  • What is Yin Yoga
  • Learn the fundamental Yin postures, modifications and their contraindications
  • The use of props to maximize comfort and relaxation
  • Meditation technique, breath work and mindfulness.
  • Deepen your own personal asana and mediation practice

List of Yin Poses:

  • Ankle Pose
  • Toe Pose
  • Butterfly Pose
  • Cat Tail Pose
  • Caterpillar Pose
  • Dandling Pose
  • Dragon Pose
  • Dragonfly Pose
  • Frog Pose
  • Saddle Pose
  • Seal Pose
  • Snail Pose
  • Square Pose
  • Twisted Branches Pose
  • Upward Swan Pose
  • Sleeping Swan Pose
  • Twisted Dragon Pose
  • Twisted Roots Pose
  • Shoelace Pose
  • Open Gate pose

Week one 

  • History of Yin Yoga
  • What is Yoga Yoga
  • Postures, benefits and modification – Ankle Pose, Toe Pose, Dangling Pose and Butterfly Pose
  • Guided Meditation and Savasana 

Week Two

  • Anapansati – One Pointed Focus – Break Work
  • Postures, benefits and modification – Caterpillar Pose, Dragon Pose and Cat Tail Pose
  • Guided Meditation and Savasana 

Week Three

  • Three Part Breathing – Breath Work 
  • Postures, benefits and modification – Dragonfly Pose, Frog Pose, Saddle Pose and Seal/Sphinx Pose
  • Guided Meditation and Savasana 

Week Four

  • Nadi Shodana – Breath Work 
  • Postures, benefits and modification – Square Pose, Upright Swan Pose, Sleeping Swan Pose, and Twisted Roots Pose
  • Including upper body Yin into postures
  • Guided Meditation and Savasana 

Week Five

  • Breath Work recap
  • Postures, benefits and modification – Shoelace Pose, Open Gate Pose and Twisted Branch Pose. 
  • Course recap and feedback.
  • Guided Meditation and Savasana

 

About Kerry

Kerry started practicing yoga after travelling to India in 2003. She soon fell in love with the people, the country, and the practice. She stayed in India for 7 years living between Mumbai and Goa. Realizing the benefits of Yoga, she began a daily practice which guided her decision to undertake a teacher training course at the Institute of Yoga in Mumbai. She studied and assisted at the Institute for several years from 2004 until 2008 where I qualified as a Hatha Yoga Teacher in 2008. I returned to the UK in 2010. On returning to the UK my enthusiasm for yoga turned more towards the dynamic styles of Ashtanga and Vinyasa. My continuous passion for yoga brought me to practice at the Yoga Space in Leeds, where she studied her 2nd teacher training in Yoga with Nichi Green and Brian Cooper. She completed a 250-hour Yoga Teacher Training in June 2017. More recently Kerry trained in Yin Yoga which is a more passive style of yoga, completing an additional 50-hour Yin Yoga teacher training which has expanded my scope on Yoga so I can offer student a more rounded practice. 

Kerry is a dedicated and compassionate teacher. She believes ‘Yoga is for Everybody’ and want to enable students to find self-awareness, build confidence and increase their strength, flexibility and range of motion. 

This course will be taught in our Chapel studio and be a small group of only 8 students so you will get plenty of input and time for discussion. Please enter from our car park up the side steps.

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Who Should Join

Want to improve your flexibility and also find a deeper experience of relaxation? Only used to dynamic yoga styles  or do a lot of exercise? This course is perfect for you. Not suitable for pregnancy past 12 weeks.